All parents have hopes and dreams for their kids. But for moms and dads of children with autism, those goals and aspirations might be a bit different. We asked parents of children on the autism spectrum to share their greatest wish for their sons and daughters who are living with the condition marked by difficulties in communicating, socializing, and sensory processing.
Skills that most parents take for granted, like the ability to express one's self or form friendships, are just a few of the things these moms and dads are wishing their special kids someday achieve.
Take a look at these parents' honest and eye-opening responses. Increasing awareness of the challenges these families face could be the first step in helping their dreams come true.